Latest Police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri News

Police search for suspect in fatal Ferguson shooting

Jun. 27, 2021 16:12 PM EDT

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Police are looking for a gunman who was seen on surveillance cameras in the area after a man was fatally shot in a St. Louis suburb Sunday morning. The shooting happened around 8 a.m. inside an apartment at the Park Ridge Aparments complex in...

A look at high-profile cases over killings by US police

Jun. 24, 2021 15:08 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin faces decades in prison when he is sentenced Friday in George Floyd's death. A teenage bystander filmed Chauvin pinning Floyd to the street for about 9 1/2 minutes on Memorial Day 2020 as Floyd's “I...

County to pay $280K to journalists tear-gassed in Ferguson

Jun. 24, 2021 11:36 AM EDT

Three journalists with Al Jazeera who were tear-gassed during a protest in Ferguson, Missouri, after Michael Brown's death in 2014 have settled a lawsuit with the county whose SWAT team fired the tear gas. St. Charles County agreed to pay $280,000, according to the law...

Black leaders decry sentence for man who targeted protesters

May. 27, 2021 16:45 PM EDT

ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) — Black leaders called Thursday for federal prosecutors to file hate crime charges after a judge gave a lenient sentence to a white Missouri man who stockpiled explosives meant to target the Black Lives Matter movement and other protesters. ...

Missouri lawmakers pass longtime priorities

May. 18, 2021 17:02 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's Republican-led Legislature this year pushed through a number of longtime priorities that failed for years and, in some cases, decades. Successes from the legislative session that ended Friday include bills to create a prescription...

A look at big settlements in US police killings

May. 14, 2021 17:04 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The family of Andre Hill, a Black man who was fatally shot by a white Ohio police officer in December, will receive a $10 million settlement from the city of Columbus. Hill, 47, was fatally shot by officer Adam Coy on Dec. 22 as Hill emerged from...

Missouri passes bill to limit police use of chokeholds

May. 13, 2021 15:16 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's Legislature on Thursday passed a wide-ranging bill that would, among other things, limit when police can use chokeholds, in an effort to respond to the outcry over police violence. The Republican-led House voted 140-4 to send the...

Missouri Senate votes to limit police use of chokeholds

May. 12, 2021 14:18 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Senate on Wednesday voted to limit when police can use chokeholds in a rare step by state lawmakers to take action in response to police violence. The bill's 31-2 bipartisan passage in the GOP-led Senate came just days before...

St. Louis police oversight board undermined, report says

May. 05, 2021 15:14 PM EDT

A civilian police oversight board established in St. Louis soon after Michael Brown’s death in nearby Ferguson, Missouri, was shut out from reviewing all 21 fatal police shootings during its first four years of existence, according to a report from the board. The St....

'Black America’s attorney general' seems to be everywhere

May. 02, 2021 10:22 AM EDT

Ben Crump, the Rev. Al Sharpton says, is “Black America’s attorney general.” In less than a decade, the Florida-based attorney has become the voice for the families of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd -- Black people whose deaths at the...